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Berger, Martin A.

Overview
Works: 15 works in 62 publications in 2 languages and 4,848 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Exhibition, pictorial works  Illustrated works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: ND237.E15, 323.1196073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martin A Berger
Sight unseen : whiteness and American visual culture by Martin A Berger( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sight unseen explores how racial identity guides the interpretation of the visual world. Through analysis of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century paintings, photographs, museums, and early motion pictures, Berger illustrates how a shared investment in whiteness invisibly directs what European Americans see as true, and ultimately, what legal, social, and economic policies they enact. Reconstructing selected artworks, the author exposes the effects of racial thinking on our interpretation of the visual world. Berger shows how artworks are more significant for confirming internalized beliefs on race than they are for selling us on racial values we do not yet own. This book exposes how something as natural as sight is conditioned by the racial values of society
Seeing through race : a reinterpretation of civil rights photography by Martin A Berger( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seeing through Race" is a boldly original reinterpretation of the iconic photographs of the black civil rights struggle. Martin A. Berger's provocative and groundbreaking study shows how the very pictures credited with arousing white sympathy, and thereby paving the way for civil rights legislation, actually limited the scope of racial reform in the 1960s. Berger analyzes many of these famous images - dogs and fire hoses turned against peaceful black marchers in Birmingham, tear gas and clubs wielded against voting-rights marchers in Selma - and argues that because white sympathy was dependent on photographs of powerless blacks, these unforgettable pictures undermined efforts to enact - or even imagine - reforms that threatened to upend the racial balance of power
Freedom now! : forgotten photographs of the civil rights struggle by Martin A Berger( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The best-known images of the civil rights struggle show black Americans as nonthreatening victims of white aggression. Though this imagery helped garner the sympathy of liberal whites in the North for the plight of blacks, it did so by preserving a picture of whites as powerful and blacks as hapless victims. Freedom Now! showcases photographs rarely seen in the mainstream media, which depict the power wielded by black men, women and children in remaking U.S. society through their activism."--Art, Design & Architecture Museum website
Man made : Thomas Eakins and the construction of Gilded Age manhood by Martin A Berger( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Often censured during his lifetime for his insistence on studying and painting from the nude, Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) is now acclaimed as one of America's greatest realist painters. Man Made examines Eakins's art and life, illustrating how the artist used his canvases to cope with the complex requirements of Victorian gender. Martin Berger reads a series of Eakins's paintings, ranging from early to late works, giving a nuanced and elegant examination of Eakins's portrayal of white, middle-class manhood. This provocative cultural art history treats these paintings in terms of what they reveal about Eakins's own identity as well as the nation's changing ideals of manhood during the final years of the nineteenth century."--Jacket
Thomas Eakins : the rowing pictures by Helen A Cooper( )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the 1870s rowing became a tremendously popular sport in the United States. An enthusiastic rower, the young Thomas Eakins painted, sketched, and drew an extraordinary series of rowing pictures that were the most ambitious project of his early career. Eakins' 24 rowing works, which include some of the most celebrated and recognized images in the history of American art, are brought together and examined as a group for the first time in this beautiful book. Together they shed light on the artist's creative process and subsequent achievements as well as on social, cultural, and artistic concerns central to nineteenth-century audiences. Helen A. Cooper along with essayists Martin A. Berger, Christina Currie, and Amy B. Werbel, discusses various aspects of Eakins' rowing series, explaining his affection for the sport, his adoption of the images of popular culture into the realm of fine art, his commitment to novel, "modern" subjects, his preoccupation with perspective and measurement, and his belief that the most profound artistic truths were best expressed through the human figure-- particularly the male figure. A comparison of the rowing pictures reveals that over the four years in which they were created, Eakins moved subtly from the analytic and descriptive toward the more feeling and suggestive. As a group devoted to a single subject, the series is unmatched in the oeuvre of this masterful painter"--Publisher's description
Determining manhood : constructions of sexuality in the art of Thomas Eakins by Martin Andrew Berger( )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom now! Forgotten photographs of the civil rights struggle by Martin A Berger( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographers shot millions of pictures of the black civil rights struggle between the close of World War II and the early 1970s, yet most Americans today can recall just a handful of images that look remarkably similar. In the popular imagination, the civil rights movement is remembered in dramatic photographs of protestors attacked with police dogs and fire hoses, firebombs and shotguns, tear gas and billy clubs. The most famous images of the era show black activists victimized by violent Southern whites. But there are other stories to be told. Blacks changed America through their action, not their suffering. In this groundbreaking catalogue, Martin Berger presents a collection of forgotten photographs that illustrate the action, heroism, and strength of black activists in driving social and legislative change. ‘Freedom now!’ highlights the power wielded by black men, women, and children in courthouses, community centers, department stores, political conventions, schools, and streets. ‘Freedom now!’ reveals that we have inherited a photographic canon-and a picture of history-shaped by whites' comfort with unthreatening images of victimized blacks. And it illustrates how and why particular people, events, and issues have been edited out of the photographic story we tell about our past. By considering the different values promoted in the forgotten photographs, readers will gain an understanding of African Americans’ role in rewriting U.S. history and the high stakes involved in selecting images with which to narrate our collective past.0Exhibition: University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara, USA (25.10.2013-19.12.2013)
Man made : Thomas Eakins and the construction of Gilded Age manhood by Martin A Berger( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fixing images civil rights photography and the struggle over representation by Martin A Berger( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overexposed : Whiteness and the Landscape Photography of Carleton Watkins by Martin A Berger( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing through race a reinterpretation of civil rights photography by Martin A Berger( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing through Race is a boldly original reinterpretation of the iconic photographs of the black civil rights struggle. Martin A. Berger's provocative and groundbreaking study shows how the very pictures credited with arousing white sympathy, and thereby paving the way for civil rights legislation, actually limited the scope of racial reform in the 1960s. Berger analyzes many of these famous images-dogs and fire hoses turned against peaceful black marchers in Birmingham, tear gas and clubs wielded against voting-rights marchers in Selma-and argues that because white sympathy was dependent on p
Negotiating victorian manhood by Martin A Berger( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thomas Eakins : peinture et masculiniteĢ = Thomas Eakins : painting and masculinity( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fixing Images: Civil Rights Photography and the Struggle Over Representation by Martin A Berger( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Looking Glasses in America, 1725-1850( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Seeing through race : a reinterpretation of civil rights photography
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Seeing through race : a reinterpretation of civil rights photographyMan made : Thomas Eakins and the construction of Gilded Age manhoodThomas Eakins : the rowing picturesMan made : Thomas Eakins and the construction of Gilded Age manhood
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